Why do we have to have a heat wave every year for this race? Whatever the temperature, Firestone is always a great race especially because it is within (short) driving distance for home. I don't have much to say about Saturday. There was really nothing of note within my race, the venue, or anything else like that. This was mostly due to the fact that I was just in the back of the car napping all day until an hour or two before the start. The fact that I pulled the plug after having raced for something like 1.5 hrs due mostly to back problems makes me kinda want to forget the day. I think my bike has become a little small for me, so I'll be looking at upsizing to an XL soon.
The Short track on Sunday went considerably better with a front row start from accumulated short track points and a few of the top pro's missing from the race. After pinch flatting about 2 mins before the start on the mother of all brake bump sections, I made my way to the line thanks to the awesome help from the guys at the Devo team tent. Decent start. I was able to hold the lead group until the climb with 1.5 laps to go. Got passed by one more on the last lap. Not much else to say, really.
I went out and rode with Nicholas Weighall on some local trails today, and got three flats within about 10 mins after having ridden out to the farthest point of our ride. After unsuccessfully tying knots in tubes and stuffing grass in tires, I had to ride back on a wheelie for a few miles. Talk about amateur hour.